I have a customer who comes in our shop; often on a Friday, sporadically on a Thursday. No matter where the conversation drifts, as it often does in our “philanthropic” business, she always speaks about her favourite movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” as a point of reference to everything. I have tried to invite her toward the route of different flicks that matters to me, “The Deer Hunter”, “ Paris, Texas”, “ Harold and Maude” or even “ Blade Runner” but without success… I guess some movies get stuck in your head, the same way the film featuring fried green tomatoes got stuck in mine when it was released in the early 90’s. The thing is, I’ve never done anything about it…
The other day at work, we organized a Harvest Day; the idea behind, was to invite our customers and neighbours to bring the goods that they are growing in their back garden or allotment. A lovely bunch of people asked me if they could tag along, called “Special Hands Activity Group” for children and young people with learning delay. They gave me some beautiful green tomatoes. Out of this kind gesture, I had to do something!
I bought some organic coconut flour the other day; I didn’t quite know what to do with it until today. I put a healthy dose in a bowl, with cumin seed, chillies and fleur de sel (the fine salt from Brittany). I sliced the tomatoes, rubbed them with olive oil and then a good “flip-flop” on each side before frying in a hot olive oiled pan…
I with a yogurt, lime, chillies, olive oil and Guerande salt dip…. And no one complained!
Keep Well and Eat Happy